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VOL. V, NO. 44
French Holding Their Own At Verdun
London: A despatch from
British headquarters in France
says cannonading of unusual violence, with numerous trench raids,
continued yesterday all along the
British front. Above the general
roar of the guns were heard occasional outbursts of concentrated
artillery fire on both sides.
Remember the big picnic this
Dr. Eadgero left on Tuesday
for a visit to Vancouver.
Hazelton public school closed
for the summer vacation yesterday.
and Roma is officially announced, j
Rome: The Pope has ordered
a general communion of children
of the Catholic world on July 30,
the anniversary of the commencement of the world war, for imploring peace..
El Paso:  Twenty-three Ameri-
Ruddy & MacKay propose to
add a large motor truck to their
Hazelton outfit.
The British used gas and smoke !('an troopers, who had b*n taken
to cover their trench raids on the;Prisoner at Cam'zal b^ the ':ar"
have arrived at
the  border from
Ypres salient.     Many dead Ger- jranzist foi*ces-
mans who had perished by gas I J"arez> across
were found in the Teutons' first jth,s citv;	
line trench. The Germans retaliated with a terrific bombardments of the Canadian positions
on Observatory Ridge and Sorrel
Paris: After a violent bombardment, which lasted all day,
the Germans attacked the French
positions to the northwest of
Thiaumont,in the Verdun sector,
but were repulsed with heavy
losses. The French machine guns
and the curtain of fire of our artillery, it is declared, decimated
the attackers.
In the Champagne district, near
Tahure, we cleaned up in a surprise attack certain first line
trenches of the enemy, penetrating in several places as far as the
second line. Here we blew up a
number of sheltering places.
Petrograd: The Russian troops
fighting in Volhynia and Galicia
yesterday took prisoners 221 officers and 10,295 men.
London: The jury yesterday
found Sir Roger Casement guilty
of high treason. Lord Reading,
lord chief justice of England,
pronounced sentence of death.
After Casement had been sentenced,   Daniel   J.   Bailey,   the
Ben Peterson and Jack Young
left on Monday for a prospecting
trip to the Telkwa river.
Government   Agent
returned  yesterday from an official visit to the  Bulkley  Valley.
James Beveridge, of the Cunningham staff, has gone to Victoria to enter business on his
own account
Two Manitoba men. George
Ingram of Pope, and  John   Bas-
Development In Mines Of District
As a result of negotiations
which have been practically completed, the consolidation of twenty or more claims, including the
well-known Chicago and Delta
groups, will almost certainly be
an accomplished fact within a
Hoskins | few days. A number of Edmonton capitalists have combined to
form a strong company, which
will absorb the syndicates���also
composed of   Edmonton   men���
in the development of the big
showing of ore this season.
On Hazelton View
Duke Harris,superintendent of
the Hazelton View and Indian,
was down yesterday. He states
that two cabins have been built,
at the edge of the timber, and an
office is under construction. A
switchback trail from the camp
to the workings has been constructed and preparations for re-
which have bonded the groups in ; sumption of work on the tunnel
By agreement, between   mer-  ,       ,       ,
...        , ... .        j. few days here,
chants and employees, the shopsof;
Hazelton will hereafter close at
at one o'clock on Saturday :��� fter-
noons. In the larger cities of
the province it was necessary to
hold an election to decide the
closingday under the half-holiday
act, but here the interested parties had no difficulty in arriving
at a satisfactory agreement.
The merchants signing the agreement are:
P. Burns & Co.
R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.
Wm. H. Holland
Hudson's Bay Co.
Noel & Rock
tard of Harding, are spending a
question. It is believed the deal
I will be ratified by the purchasers
| before the middle of July.
The properties included in  the
R. S. Sargent
Chas. V. Smith
F. E. Willett
The Up-to-Date drugstore,
while .exempt from the regulations, has voluntarily agreed to
close at one every Saturday, but
will reopen in the evening.
Entrance Exams
Three candidates, Florence Goddard, Cooper Wrinch. and Bartell
Wall,   wrote in  the  high school
private soldier who had been held entrance   examinations,    which
as his accomplice, was placed in
the dock. The chief justice directed the jury to return a verdict of not guilty.and Bailey was
The Hague: The~municipality
of Berlin has decided to keep
open indefinitely the kitchens for
the poor, which in previous years
have only been open during the
winter months.
Sofia reports to Berlin indicate
that Bulgaria is uneasy, owing
to the possible consequences of
Greece's capitulation to the Entente demands.
Amsterdam: German newspapers received here contain an
order of the federal council.com-
pelling towns and communities
exceeding forty thousand inhabitants to collect the kitchen refuse
of all households. The refuse is
to be sent to a government factory and'conve-ted into condensed
food for milch cows.
London: The sinking of the
Italian steamers Montibello, Pino
were held on the first three days
of the week. Wm. Grant presided as examiner.
New Telephone Manager
J. F. Maguire' has been ap'
pointed secretary and manager
of the Northern Telephone Company. An aggressive policy of
extension is to be carried out by
the company, which controls the
Hazelton and Bulkley Valley systems and has a franchise allowing it to operate throughout th ���
northern part of the province.
amalgamation  lie  partly  on the
j Skeena side of Rocher de Boule
Miss Winifred Soal has return- j mountain and partly on and south
ed  from Kispiox, where she was j of the summit. The development
the guest of the Misses Martin of the property by means of a
for a fortnight. crosscut   lunnel   approximately
Sergeant C. W.  Anderson,  of!4000 fee* '" le���th is contem-
Winnipeg, is here on a recruiting plated.   Ibis work will probably
mission for the 211th  Battalion, 1S've �� depth of 2000 feet on the
American Legiovi.
J. Morris, of the Columbia
Paper Co., Vancouver, returned
to the coast on Thursday, after
spending a couple of days here.
George Anderson, an engineer
connected,   with   the   provincial
water board, is here to look
the water rights of the district.
Miss Pearl Allen, who has been
attending Alberta College, arrived from Edmonton yesterday,
to take a position in the Union
An election for school trustees
to succeed Wm. Grant and W. W.
Anderson,and a school auditor to
upper veins. The location of the
tunnel has not been decided, nor
has the question of power. There
are three principal fissure veins
on the property, as well as a
number of smaller veins which
may be of importance. While
development has not progressed
into[far,sufficient work has been done
to demonstrate the value of the
group as a potential mine, and
the work proposed should make
the property a great producer.
J'he Chicago group, on which
the projected tunnel will be
started, is 4J miles south of Hazelton, and less than two miles
from  the  railway, which makes
Frank H. Chapman, of Francois Lake, who enlisted here, is
now in the machine gun section
of the 103rd Battalion, stationed
at Willows camp, Victoria. His
brother Reg. is in the same corps.
Leonard Wrinch, who has been
attending high school in Vancouver, arrived on Wednesday to
spend the summer vacation with
his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Wrinch.
He was accompanied by his
cousin, Howard Breckon.
succeed H. H. Little will be held
on Saturday next.
Rev. Mark Pike, Hazel ton's
new Methodist minister, arrived
from the coast on Wednesday,
and will preach his first sermon
here tomorrow evening.
T. W. Brewer, one of the Hazelton men in the 16th Battalion,
who was recently promoted to
company sergeant-major, is reported wounded at the front.
the question of transportation a
simple matter.
Harrison Clement, M. E., who
has had wide experience in west
ern mining districts, recently completed an examination of the
Chicago and Delta groups, and
that hiS report was of a favorable
nature is to be judged from the
action taken. B. C. Affleck is
now completing the survey of
the claims.
George P. Dobson, of Edmon-
Harold Price, the surveyor, who j ton, is one of the moving spirits
has many interests here, has been ' jn the new organization, and it is
awarded the Military Cross for j understood Howard D. Cameron,
gallantry in action. He is a lieu-; q, a. McAlpine, and M. T. Watt,
tenant in the Canadian forces. : wno are now operating the Chi-
George C. Hay, district agri-cago, retain interests in the con-
culturist, came from Telkwa yes- solidated organization,
terday, to look over this part of | Working On Debenture
his territory. He replaces H. E.! Following the crew sent to re-
Walker, who has been transfer- j pajr the tr il from Moricetown to
red to Prince George. ithe Debenture group and build
Private Jack Frost, of the 16th I camps, T. H. Rea, the managing
Battalion,who has been invalided'director,with Henry Bretzins and
home after spendingsome months j a dozen miners, has gone to the
in hospital, arrived at Quebec on I property to begin development
Monday, with a draft of casual-1 work, and D. B. Morkill, the
ties. He writes that, although! surveyor, left this week with a
he can not a hundred yards in [ small gang of men to conduct
ten seconds,he is not incapacitat- surveys of the claims. Mr. Rea
ed. I expects to accomplish a good deal
have been completed. The miners will be driving on the vein
within ten days.
Grouse Mountain
On the Gassiar Crown group,
on Grouse Mountain, Contractor
Frank Brown has driven eighty
feet of the 500-foot crosscut tunnel by which the property is to
b�� developed. The compressor
plant has been delayed, but Mr.
Brown, who was here yesterday,
states that the machinery left
Edmonton on Tuesday and will
be installed as soon as it can be
taken to the workings. The road
from the camp to the tunnel has
been completed,and surface work
is being carried on at various
Working Anotner Group
On the Golden Wonder group,
adjoining the Comeau property,
M. W. Sutherland, who recently
bonded the property from Harris
Bros. & Comeau, has uncovered
28 inches of nice-looking pyrrho-
tite and chalcopyrite.
Stibnite Property Bonded
W. R. Blackburn has taken a
bond on the Antimony and High
Grade claims, owned by Harris
Bros, and Gordon McLennan.
These claims are located near the
Babine trail, 27 miles from Hazelton, and show a good body of
stibnite, which assays from 49
to 61 per cent antimony.
E. C. Annes, the Edmonton geologist,  examined the claims and
made a very favorable report.
Ingineca Gold
Stuart Martin has received a
consignment of gold from Ingineca, sent out by Fredrickson,
Pedersen & Nielson and Big
Louie. The former outfit
had two cleanups already,
good season is anticipated.
Trail Expert Here
W. M. Archibald, one of
engineers of the Consolidated,
accompanied by Mrs. Archibald,
visited Hazelton this week. Mr.
Archibald will return in about two
weeks, to examine a number of
properties and look over the
Hazelton district.
A Deal in Prospect
Frank Brown and partners are
negotiating with Tacoma men for
the sale of the big free-milling
property on Bob creek, neat-
Published every Saturday at Hazelton. the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
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Vol. V.
Saturday. July 1, 1916.
No. 44
We believe this is an opportune time to call attention to the
necessity for legislation similar in character to the admirable "Blue
Sky" law of the state of Kansas. The revival in the mining
industry in this district and elsewhere throughout the province will
bring in its train many benefits; but it will also afford opportunities
for the grafters whose activities, time out of mind, have brought
discredit upon the mining industry. These gentry, who are never
mining men in the true sense.seek to obtain the money of the small
investor���the capitalist is usually too shrewd to become a victim���
and the results of their operations in every mining boom have been
disastrous to many investors and injurious to the mining industry.
There is no more legitimate business than mining, and none
more profitable when properly conducted; but the wildcat stock
operator, while lining his own pockets, has nearly ruined what
should be one of the chief sources of capital for legitimate operation.
There is no good reason why the small investor should not have an
equal chance with the big operator to make money in mining. It
is only necessary to protect the industry and the investor by
preventing the shameless selling of worthless stocks by which the
wildcatters seek to enrich themselves at the expense of people of
small means. That such protection can be given by law is shown
by the success of the Kansas law and similar enactments, which
have been in force long enough to demonstrate their usefulness.
If all the money invested in mining companies is expended in a
legitimate manner, the industry will soon grow to immense
proportions, experience having proved that a large proportion of
mining profits is reinvested in new properties.
The Hazelton district has not been afflicted by the wildcat
promotor, and the sentiment of the mining men of our camps is
such that the grafter is likely to find rough going here.yet everyone
who desires the permanent prosperity of the district would welcome
legislation to prevent illegitimate stock selling. We trust that the
provincial legislature will deal with the matter at the earliest
possible date.
A large number of what have
been called "rare", or comparatively rare, minerals have been
brought into active use by the
war, such as molybdenite, tungsten, vanadium, nickel,antimony,
arsenic, magnesite, and others,
and high prices are offered for
them. The United States geological survey has given an outline of the uses of some of the
rare metals, which is quoted in
the Mining American of Denver,
Colorado, $nd will be of general
interest to mining men and prospectors in British Columbia.
Uses of rare metals have been
outlined by the United States
geological survey as follows:
Antimony��� Used in Babbittand
other bearing metals; typemetals;
"white metal" alloys used as a
foundation for silver plate, coffin
trimmings, toys, clock frames,
etc.; shrapnel and other bullets
and shot. Various salts are used
in manufactured rubber, enamels
for household utensils and wares,
in glass making and dyeing.
Used sparingly in pyrotechnics
and medicine.
Arsenic���In the elemental form
arsenic is used to harden shot
and make it take a rounder form.
As arsenious oxide, the "white
arsenic" or "arsenic" of commerce, it is used extensively in
glass; as an insecticide and weed
killer.   Many other arsenic com
pounds are also used as insecticides
and others are used to a small
extent in dyeing. Small quantities are used in tanning and in
Bismuth- The metal is used as
'a component part of cliche or low
' melting point metals and in sol-
jders. The various salts, such as
j the subnitrate, subgallate, salcy-
I late and others,are used in medi-
: cine.
Cobalt���Used in coloring glass
jand ceramic wares blue; in "high
|speed" tool steels; in stellite fan
[alloy of cobalt,   chromium, and
other metals.depending upon the
use to which it is put); and in
insect poisons.
Selenium Used in making red
glass, electrical resistances and
cells for measuring light.
Tellurium���Very little use is
known for tellurium. A little has
been used in coloring glass and a
patent has been taken out for its
use in aluminum alloys.
Molybdenuv.i���Used in ribbon
or wire in electrical resistance
furnace; as supports for tungsten
filaments in incandescent electric
lamps; in "highspeed" tool steels
and, as ammonium molybdate, in
the determination of phosphorous
and in other chemical work. It
is also used in some forms of
stellite, and in the Roentgen ray
Nickel���The great use of nickel is in making nickel steel. A
nickel-copper alloy is used as a
jacket for bullets; great quanti
ties of nickel are used in plating
various metallic objects; smaller
quantities are used in making
coins. The American coin known
as the "nickel" contains only 26
per cent of nickel; the rest is
copper. Various nickel alloys are
proposed as substitutes for steel.
Monel metal, an alloy of nickel
and copper, containing also a
small quantity of iron, is made
by smelting Sudbury (Canada)
ores, without separation of the
metallic contents. Monel metal
is used for valves on high-pressure steam engines; as a roofing
material; in sulphuric acid pumps;
and in other places where a metal
resistant to ordinary chemical ac-
Tantalum���Tantalum now is
little used. For a time it was
used in making filaments for incandescent electric lamps. It has
also been used in surgical and
dental instruments and for pens, j
Tin���Tin is largely used as ai
coating  for sheet iron or sheet j
steel to make tin plate,commonly
known as "tin", and of which it I
forms only 1 to 3 per cent; used
extensively in alloys for bearing-
metals, "white metals", etc.; also
in making pipes for organs and
in many places where anon-oxidizing metal is required.
Titanium���Used in cast iron,
steel and bronzes, largely as a
purifier. Titanium potassium oxalate is used as a mordant in
dyeing leather and some textiles.
Other titanium compounds find a
small use. As carbide, ilmenite,
and oxide it is used in arc lamps.
Tungsten���The great use of
tungsten is as a component of
the highly complex alloys known
as "high speed" steel. In these
14 to 20 per cent of tungsten is
used. It is also used in some
forms of stellite (see Cobalt).
Smaller quantities are used in
incandescent light filaments, in
electric contacts, Roentgen ray
tubes, phonograph needles, and
as an alloy with iron in castings
for automobile engine valves.
Uranium ��� Many experiments
have heen made with the object
of using uranium as an alloy in
steel, but they do not seem to
have been very successful. Uranium alloys with copper and other
metals have been placed on the
market to be used in brass and
other alloy work, principally as
deodorizers. Uranium salts are
used in glass and pottery coloring.
Vanadium���The great use of
vanadium is as a component of
"high speed" and other steels.
Vanadium is also used as a deox-
idizer in stgel, bronzes, brasses
and other bearing metals. Small
quantities of vanadium salts are
used various chemical industries.
Radium ��� Radium is almost
wholly used as a curative agent
in various diseases, such as can
cer, lupus, eczema, arthritis, etc.
A little radium is used in making
luminous clock and watch faces,
house numbers, etc.
A Useful Publication
We have received a copy of the
"Northern British Columbia Index and Guide," published in
Prince Rupert by F. S. Wright.
The book, which is of neat appearance, is practically a directory
of the district tributary to Prince
Rupert, and contains a vast a-
mount of useful information concerning Northern B. C. Mr.
Wright is to be congratulated on
the success of his effort.
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
Prospectors, Miners,
Landseekers, Surveyors
and Sportsmen will find
the merchants of Hazelton prepared to meet
every requirement in
outfit and supplies. Having been engaged for
many years in outfitting
parties for the Northern
Interior, Hazelton business men are qualified
to give valuable advice
and assistance to newcomers.
Hazelton is situated at
the confluence of the
Bulkley and Skeena
rivers, a mile and a
quarter from Hazelton
station on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway.
Enquiries may be addressed to
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Roosevelt dined with Hughes
on Wednesday.
Sir Robert Borden was 62 years
of age on Monday.
Sir Sam Hughes is on his way
to B.C. to inspect troops.
The sulphuric acid plant at
Trail is now ready to produce.
Prince Rupert's tax rate is 8|
mills, the lowest on record for the
Thecourtmartial of Liebknecht,
the Socialist leader, has begun in
Canadian bankers have loaned
$76,000,000 to munitions manufacturers.
The income of Canada is seriously affected by several provinces
going dry.
Immelmann, Germany's most
noted aviator, has been killed in
an aerial battle.
The U. S. government has
placed an order for $4,000,000
worth of munitions.
Hailstorms and floods are reported to have done much damage
to crops in Hungary.
Fifteen hundred Sioux Indians
in South Dakota have volunteered
for service in Mexico.
Several persons were killed and
twenty injured in election riots
at Panama on Sunday.
Congress has passed an appropriation of six and a quarter millions for the Alaska railway.
U. S. marines have captured
two lines of rebel trenches near
Monte Christi, Santo Domingo,
Lord Selborne has left the British cabinet because of his disagreement with the newlrish policy.
Five were killed and thirteen
injured in the explosion of a powder factory near Parry Sound,
American refugees from Monterey declare that Japanese are
directing the Mexican munitions
According to information from
a high source, the Duke of Connaught will be appointed viceroy
of Ireland.
Carranza has appealed to Latin
America for intervention in the
dispute between Mexico and the
United States.
German exchange in Amsterdam, which was worth $23.80 per
100 marks before the war, has
fallen to $16.44.
Sir Ernest Shackleton has failed in his first attempt to reach
sailors of his party marooned on
Elephant Island.
Wreckage from the Koenig
Wilhelm, sunk by the British in
the Jutland battle, has been picked up by a trawler.
German submarines are again
active in the Mediterranean.
Eleven vessels, including one
Greek, are reported sunk.
Field-marshal von Buelow.who
commanded the second and third
German armies during the Marne
advance, has been retired.
It is officially announced that
116 soldiers, policemen and sailors, and 224 civilians were killed
in the Dublin insurrection.
The Chinese cabinet resigned,
but the new president, Li Yuan
Hung, refused to accept their
resignations. The projected loan
of 100,000,000 yen by Japan is
the cause of dissension.
It is now reported that Villa
was shot in the back by a Mexican whom he had impressed into
his band. His fate is still unknown.
Logging operations on the Pacific coast are likely to be suspended for thirty days or more,
owing to a glut of timber on the
Evidence given at a conspiracy
trial in New York shows that
Germans had planned to invade
Canada with a large force of
The Duke of Connaught is expected to return to England in
the autumn. His successor as
governor - general will be the
Duke of Devonshire.
The militia department has decided that kilts are not suitable
for trench work in winter.and no
more Highland battalions will be
authorized in Canada.
Japan and Russiaareconcluding
an agreement for the protection
of their mutual interests in China,
based on the principle of preserving the integrity of China.
Pensions for Canadian soldiers
have been increased. A permanent board will be appointed to
administer pensions, of which
5,500 have been granted already.
ed." Chinese eggs must be
marked "Chinese" and any place
where Chinese eggs are sold or I
used must display a sign stating! You can save time and money and increase your business by having
this fact. | a Telephone in your office.     You can save time and increase your
comfort by having one in your home.
The Farmer and the Miner can do business with the Merchant in a
minute with the Telephone.
Get a Telephone, and then use it
Estimates for mines on application.
The committees having charge
of the premium list for the annua
exhibition of Hazelton Agricultural & Industrial Association, to
be held on Sept. 15 16. are preparing a comprehensive prize
list, in which provision is made
for exhibits of all products of the
district. Already several special
prizes and trophies have Leen
donated for various classes, and
it is expected that the list of premiums will be most attractive.
The program committee is also
preparing its list of attractions.
One of the big features of the
fair will be the exhibit of ores,
coal, etc. It is hoped that in
this department every working
property in this district will be
represented, as well as many
mining properties as yet undeveloped.
The attention of merchants and
those engaged in the sale of eggs
is called to the Eggs Marks Act,
recently passed in the B.C. legislature, which provides that every
person carrying on, within the
province, the business of selling
or offering for sale eggs by wholesale or retail shall cause each receptacle containing such eggs to
bear a placard on which shall be
printed in gothic letters at least
four inches in height the name of
the province or country of origin
and the official description of the
eggs. First-grade eggs must be
graded "Fresh", "Cold Storage"
or "Preserved" and cooking egsra
must be so described. Each egg
preserved by any means must^be
marked with the word "Preserv-
Hichway  Bridge,   Nechaco River,
Prince George, B. C.
(Navigable Waters Protection   Act,"
R.S.C.. Chapter 115.)
""THE Hon. Thomas Taylor, Minister
* of Public Works, gives notice th; t
he has, under section 7 of the said Act.
deposited with the Minister of Public
Works at Ottawa, and in the office of
the District Registrar of the Land
Registry District of Kamloops, at
Kamloops, a description of the site and
plans of a highway bridge proposed to
be built in the Nechako River near
River Avenue and Montreal Street,
Prince George, B.C.
And take notice that after the expiration of one month from the date of the
first publication of this notice, the
Hon. Thomas Taylor will, under section
7 of the said Act, apply to the Minister
of Public Works at his office in the City
of Ottawa for approval of the said site
and plans, and for leave to construct
the said highway bridge.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 21st
day of March, 1916.
Minister of Public Works.
Department of Public Works, 44-7
Victoria, B.C., 21st March, -1916.
We shall be glad to hear from you.
[Under New Management]
HEAD OFFICE      .....       HAZELTON
INSURANCE:   Fire - Life - Sickness - Accident
MTWTWr   CTTDDT TEC*    Cradock's  Wire  Cables.   Pumps.    Engines,   Greases
iTlirUrlVJ JUrrLlLo* Oils.   Lamps.   Incline Machinery, &c.
Enquiries and inspection of samples solicited
J. F. MAGUIRE     Mining and Business Broker      HAZELTON, B. C.
I Hudson's Bay Company |
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a   Rum: H. B., per hot., 1.50;   Negrita, per bot.       .75
1    Whiskies:   Jamieson's Irish .       .       .       per bot. $ 1.50
H. B. Special Scotch      .       .        "    "       1.75
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regu- ��
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by tne applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in wnich
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal sub-
divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed I
territory the tract applied for shall be |
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompani- j
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G. A. McNicholl.Aaat. Gen. Freight and Paaaenger Agent, Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA M1NEK, SATURDAY, JULY 1. 1916
Russians Occupy Bukowina
Petrograd:   The Russian offensive is still in full operation in
Bukowina, where the advance of!
General Brusiloff's forces is apparently but little impeded by the:
Austrians.     The town of Kuyt, j
across the Galician border at the j
foot of the Carpathians,has been j
occupied,and virtually all the important towns of the district are
in possession of the Russians.
To the north German troops in
increasing numbers are reported
to be rushing in aid of the Aus-
trians.and the Russians are forced
to fight to hold the ground they
have won. Heavy fighting is in
progress along the line from
northern Galicia well to the northwest of Lutsk, but neither side
is claiming material successes.
In Verdun Sector
Paris: There has been further
fighting in the Verdun sector.
The enemy occupied part of the
village of Fleury. a little more
than three miles east of Verdun,
but was soon ejected from the
village by a counter-attack.
Italians Regaining Ground
Rome: The Italians have made
further advances in the Trentino,
pushing forward in the Pasubio
sector, while elsewhere they have
withstood successfully the attacks of the Austrians.
Communal Feeding
Amsterdam: The municipality
of Berlin has decided to organise
for the communal feeding of the
population, and all preparations
are being made for the distribution of food daily. The first public kitchen will be opened on July
7. The whole scheme will require
an initial expenditure of two
million marks.
Demands of U. S.
Washington: A peremptory
demand that Carranza repudiate
the attack on American troops at
Carrizal and immediately release
all captured American so.ldiers
will be the next step taken by
the U.S. government. Failure to
comply with either demand will
result in the gravest consequences
as foretold in Lansing's recent
note to the de facto government.
Will Act For Americans
London: The question of Great
Britain looking after the interests
of the United States in Mexico
has been discussed and the foreign
office announces that the task
will be gladly undertaken should
occasion arise.
twenty miles. The enemy proved
incapable of overcoming our defence, and under the energetic
j pressure we had been exerting
| for several days, he was compelled
| to begin a retreat north of the
j Mandreille road. We captured
I positions at Castelgamberto, Mel-
ette, Mount Longara, Gallio, Asi-
ago, Cesuna and Mount Cengio.
I Our advance continues victoriously, close on the heels of the
| Austrians Admit Retreat
| London: The Austrian official
communication admits the further
falling back of the Austrian forces before the Russian advance.
"In Bukowina," says the statement, "we occupied new positions
between Kimpolung and Joku-
beny. We evacuated the heights
south of Betrometti and Wiznic,
without the enemy influencing
our action."
A German Report.
Berlin:     Fighting activity in
the western theater.on the fronts
occupied by the British and  the
north wing of the French army,
was important, and has been so
for the last few days, says the
official statement issued  by the
German army headquarters.
Cut Meat Ration
Amsterdam:   A despatch from
Berlin says the new meat tickets,
allowing about 8| ounces of meat
to each person weekly, will be in
use in Berlin fro.n Sunday.
Many Canadian Casualties
Ottawa:   The total casualties
sustained by the Canadians in the
severe fighting of the last month
on the Ypres salient amount to
between eight and nine thousand.
Verdun Still Menaced
Paris: The Germans are now
three-quarters of a mile from the
French line immediately in front
of Verdun, but no operations have
been undertaken elsewhere to relieve the pressure on the town.
French commanders look upon
the tactical success of the enemy
on the right bank of the Meuse
as of only momentary significance. Exhausted by the murderous fight of the last three days,
the enemy has been forced to
pause for breath, under cover of
the rain of 10- and 12-inch shells
with which he has pounded the
French for days.
Take Many Positions
Rome:   The general retreat of
the Austrians in   the  Trentino
district extends over a sector of I trenches at Thiaumont in Verdun
Drive May Be On
Paris: Both French and German reports indicate that the
long - expected Allied offensive
has commenced.
Italian Offensive
London: In a terrific offensive
the Italians have driven the Austrian forces back on a fifteen-mile
front, occupying seven positions
taken by the Austrian crown
prince in the recent drive. At
the same hour as the Italian rush
commenced, the British artillery
began a violent battering hom-
bardment of the German trenches
from LaBasse canal southward to
the Somme river; while the Russians, moving steadily forward,
have captured Kimpolung,and on
the river Pruth, driving towards
Kolomea, have taken Wilischoff,
and Toulanoff. They are still
advancing in Volhynia.
[Later] Theltalians.advancing
all along the Trentino sector, have
captured men, arms, ammunition
and provisions of all kinds.
Italian warships raided the
harbor at Durazzo and sank two
Austrian transports laden with
Say Allies Are Active
Berlin: Marked activity continues in evidence on the Franco-
Belgian neck held by the British
and the northern wing of the
French lines. Numerous gas
clouds are being employed by the
Entente forces in theiroperations.
Artillery fire against the German
lines, is especially intense in the
vicinity of the Somme.
A Gain Near Verdun
Paris: French troops have
recaptured   another   section   of
sector. The struggle for possession of the village of Fleury is
still in progress. On the left
bank of the Meuse an attack with
grenades against our trenches
west of Hill 304 was repulsed. On
the heights of the Meuse a grenade attack against our positions
near Mouilly broke down under
our fire.
Allied aeroplanes, engaged in
reconnaissance.dropped 65 bombs
on enemy vessels moored at Zeebrugge and vicinity.
In Macedonia
Saloniki:     There is   renewed
activity on   the portion of   the
front held by the French troops.
(an engagement occurred on the
iright bank of the Vardar. There
[has been cannonading   in   the
j neighborhood of Ardjan lake and
the region  of Kalinkovo.     The
(bombardment of Porij has been
I resumed.
Asiatic Campaign
Petrograd: In the Trebizond
sector we repulsed night attacks
in the region of Platana and Djvi-
vizlyk. On the right bank of the
Euphrates the Turks assumed the
offensive and seized a height in
the region of Nourik early yesterday morning, but towards noon we
dislodged them. The enemy, after
artillery preparation, took the offensive at Revonduzo.near Mosul,
and captured sections of our position. They were driven out by
counter-attacks,leavinga number
of killed and wounded before our
works. In the direction of Bagdad
a Turkish offensive was frustrated by our troops, which inflicted
severe losses on the enemy.
In the region of Tarnapol the
Russians are beating back the
Austrian lines.    Fearful fighting
continues on the Stokhod  river.
Huns Propose Terms
Madrid: The German submarine U-35 brought three letters to
King Alfonso from the Kaiser.
They set forth the terms of peace
which would be acceptable to
Germany.including a demand for
the restoration of German colonies. Belgium would be liberated,
although that country must not be
fortified neartheGerman frontier.
Their Own Medicine
Paris: In the aerial raid on
Karlsruhe more than 120 were
killed and 200 wounded. The raid
has spread panic in Germany.
Minor Notes
Lisbon: German troops in Portuguese East A frica were repulsed.
London: This is the second
day of the Casement trial. There
is little public interest in the case.
Berne: Serious riots occurred
in Leipsic. Eighteen hundred
provision shops were pillaged.
Washington: If the American
cavalrymen captured by Mexicans
are not released within 48 hours
action will be taken by the U. S.
along our front patrols are active. DEMANDS WHICH
We have entered the enemy
trenches at several points,inflicting many casualties and capturing
Five British aeroplanes encountered four fokkers on the
enemy's side of the line, and
brought two down.
Russians Capture Many
Petrograd: In northern Russia the Germans bombarded Russian positions without success.
General Brusiloff's army, between
June 4 and 24, captured 200,000
officers and men.
Despicable Tactics
Paris: The Germans are abso-
solutely beaten before Verdun,
and the fact that they are aware
of it is evident from their treatment of prisoners. They are declared to be using them as screens
for their attempts to advance.
Cases of deliberate firing on ambulances are reported and killing
of wounded men is alleged.
Captured Germans say their
comrades in arms are certain that
the British will make the supreme
military test this summer.
From secret service reports
which have been allowed to leak
out; the Paris Journal declares,at
a recent conclave of the German
military and civil authorities
Chancellor von Bethman-Holl weg
said: "Our situation is bad. If
everything goes well we can last
a few months more. If the people
will be satisfied with small results
we can last until March, 1917."
May Join Allies
London: It is reported today
that Roumania has decided to
join the Entente Allies.
Sir Roger Casement, giving
evidence on  his own behalf, de-
greece Will meet
London. June 26.���The full
text of the Allies' demands on
Greece, which have been acceded
to by King Constantine, are now
published, as follows:
First���Real and complete demobilization of the Greek army,
which must, with the least possible delay, be placed on a peace
Second���The immediate replacing of the present Greek cabinet
by a business cabinet, having no
political color and offering all necessary guarantees for the application of benevolent neutrality
toward the Allies.
Third���The immediate dissolution of the chamber, followed by
new elections after rthe period
required by the constitution, and
after general demobilization has
restored the electoral body to
normal conditions.
Fourth���Replacementof certain
police functionaries, whose attitude inspired by foreign influence
has facilitated attempts against
peacable citizens, as well as insults against the Allied legations
and those under their jurisdiction.
Something For the Ladies
The feminine portion of Hazel-
ton's population will be much interested in a new shipment which
has been received by R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd. This firm has
now on display a beautiful assortment of Ladies' Waists, in
white silk, black silk, white lawn.
and white voile.     Every one is
nied that he had accepted German different.and the assortment will
appeal to  the   most  fastidious
taste. * *
money or advised Irishmen
join the Germans or Turks.
The Italian Advance
Rome: The Italians are still
driving back the Austrians in the
region of Trent. Posina and Ar-
siero are again in the possession
of the Italians, while the region
between the Adige and Brenta
rivers, with its numerous peaks
and mountain positions, has been
Will Arbitrate
London: The British and Swedish governments have agreed to
submit to international arbitration
after the war the question of the
legality of British seizures of
postal parcels containing contraband.
Mexican Situation
Washington: Carranza has not
yet acknowledged the American
note. Pending the release of the
captured American troopers, the
United States will not consider
f  ^
Pierce German Lines
Paris: The German lines have
been penetrated, and the enemy
is rushing up his big guns and
reinforcing his western front with
the utmost haste. The British
artillery is maintaining a tremendous intensive fire along a 70-mile
front, to prevent the mustering
of reinforcements behind the enemy lines.
British Repulse Attack
London: The British have repulsed a German attack on the
Menin canal,  near Ypres.     All
Aiding Patriotic Fund
The sum of $84.97 has been
sent to the district treasurer of
the Patriotic Fund from the W.
A. of St. Peter's Church. Hazelton. The president, Mrs. Field,
desires to thank all who have
helped in raising this sum.
Mrs. H. A. Harris returned
yesterday from a visit to relatives
in the prairie provinces.
Methodist Church
Rev. M. Pike will preach at 7:30
tomorrow evening on the subject
"An Appeal to Reason."
All are cordially invited.
British Columbia Land Surveyor
Hazelton, B. C.
Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
The obtaining of Crown Grants attended to. tf
Tread the Footpath I
of Peace
This is the path of him who wears
Hazelton, B. C.
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Arts and Crafts Building, 57J Seymour Street
Coming Events
July 1   Annual General Picnic, in aid
of Red Cross, in Hospital Park.
Sept. 15-16���Hazelton Agricultural &
Industrial Fair.
The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Assayers and Chemists
Established 1897 by the late J. O'Sullivan,  F. C. S��� 26 years with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
for any period from one month upward at $1 per
month In advance. Thii rate includes office consultations and medicines, as well as all costs while
In the hospital. Tickots obtainable In Haxelton
at the Post Office or the Drug: Store; in Aldermere
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